Bobby Brown's Model Behavior?!?
by Marcus Errico
Aug 29, 2003, 3:45 PM PT
Citizens of Georgia, beware--Bobby Brown is back on the streets.
The trouble-prone singer was sprung from an Atlanta-area jail Friday, out a
week early for--get this--good behavior.
Before Brown put the bars behind him,
though, he had to make good for a November traffic stop, paying around
$1,400 in fines for marijuana possession, speeding and driving without a
license or insurance.
The fines were levied by Atlanta Chief City Court Judge Calvin Graves after
Brown pleaded guilty to driving without a license and speeding, and no
contest to the pot and no-insurance charges. All were misdemeanors.
Judge Graves called Brown, appearing in the traffic court in leg shackles, a
good role model with a "wonderful wife."
Brown was less than a model driver when he was pulled over by Atlanta cops
on November 7 for doing 52 in a 35 mph zone. A search of his car turned up a
small amount of weed.
Brown appeared in the traffic court with his lawyer, but "wonderful wife"
Whitney Houston, who made something of scene during Brown's court appearance
earlier this week, was a no-show.
Brown was arrested on August 22 while dining with Houston at a seafood
restaurant near their home in suburban Alpharetta. He had been wanted for
over a month for failing complete his probation from a misdemeanor
drunken-driving conviction last January. A fellow diner tipped off police.
During a hearing Wednesday in DeKalb County Court, Brown was sentenced to
nine more days in jail for a total of 14. But he was let out early Friday
morning--after serving seven days--for being, yes, a model inmate. (Sense a
theme here?) At the Wednesday hearing, Houston arrived late and was
admonished by a bailiff after taking a cell-phone call.
The former New Edition crooner has not quite settled all scores with the
state of Georgia. As part of his sentence on the probation-violation charge,
he still must serve 60 days of house arrest, complete an alcohol-treatment
program and finish 40 hours of community service.
NEWSFILE: 29 AUGUST 2003